Wednesday, August 29, 2012

review: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil

We like coconut oil, and we use a fair amount of it around here. 

The first jar of coconut oil I bought wasn't very good.  We didn't use it for much other than popping popcorn.  We then procured some organic virgin coconut oil.  Oh, this was much better!  A delicious mild coconut flavor.  I began to use it more frequently in cooking and baking. 

Still, I kept reading about Tropical Traditions, a company that was apparently the "gold standard" of coconut oil.  I was curious; could this stuff really be that good? 

I was very excited to receive a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for review.  I was also impressed with the generous amount they sent!  I've spent the last month or so trying it out in various cooking and baking applications. 

First of all, let me just say..."YUM."  This stuff is good.  It has that lovely coconut flavor that I've enjoyed in other virgin coconut oils.  Sometimes we put it on bread in lieu of butter.  I noticed the Tropical Traditions seemed smoother or "creamier" than the other brands; it spread more easily.  It also melted better, which was helpful when I wanted it in liquid form to use in a recipe. 

It makes wonderful breads (both quick breads and yeast breads) and baked goods (like my grandmother's blondies!).  It's been used on vegetables, in oatmeal, and to make popcorn.  Really, it worked perfectly in everything I tried.  

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Stay tuned for info on how YOU can possibly get free coconut oil from Tropical Traditions!
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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